The Brain’s Immune System, Alzheimer’s and Inflammation with Professor Hugh Perry

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Your immune system and your brain communicate. We now know that the brain also has it’s own immune system in the form of microglia cells. Professor Hugh Perry has studied microglia cells since the 1980’s. In this fact filled episode, he eloquently describes the microglia cells, how they move from a resting to activated state and their role and function as the immune cells of the brain. Using Alzheimer’s disease as an example, he discusses the role of microglia and the attempts to modulate these cells for therapeutic value. He also details how the immune system communicates with the brain in health and disease. The role of systemic inflammation in developing Alzheimer’s is also a topic and what we can do to support our microglia and brain health.

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